Multicultural Affairs supports students in their personal identity development through opportunities for mentorship, intercultural learning and social justice education, and works with students and University partners to strengthen Columbia as a just and inclusive campus community.
Multicultural Affairs convenes four student advisory boards who work to promote a campus environment of inclusion, self-awareness, intercultural engagement and social responsibility. Multicultural Affairs supports students when they have been treated unjustly with respect to their identities at Columbia, making sure that student concerns are heard through a robust Bias Response program for Columbia College and Columbia Engineering students.
Programs and Services
Multicultural Affairs offers multiple programs and services including diversity education and training, a weekly newsletter (select “Multicultural Affairs”), social justice and intercultural programming, mentoring, student club advising and more. Applications for cohort programs, leadership positions and other ways to get involved can be found on the Current Opportunities page.
The @Columbia series offers programming and resources that facilitate stronger understandings of self, deeper senses of belonging, closer connections within communities, better support for communities and campus-wide education about communities which have been historically and socially underserved such as:
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Office of University Life
The Office of University Life is your hub for University-wide student life information and initiatives. They organize several campus-wide initiatives on inclusion and belonging, including the Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging. University Life can help you access campus resources, join conversations on pressing issues, give feedback to the University, and shape community citizenship across schools and campuses with your voice.
Learn more about the Office of University Life
University Policies for the Columbia Community
You'll find several of the important policies that Columbia University maintains on the University Policies website. These policies govern students, faculty, staff, affiliates and visitors to Columbia University.
Gender-Based Misconduct Policy
Columbia University is committed to fostering an environment that is free from gender-based discrimination and harassment, including sexual assault and all other forms of gender-based misconduct. Read The Gender-Based Misconduct and Interim Title IX Policies and Procedures for Students.
Columbia University IT Policies
Columbia University maintains certain policies with regards to the use and security of its computer systems, networks and information resources. All students using Columbia's network and systems — regardless of whether you are using a personal device to access them — must adhere to the Columbia University IT policies. These policies govern privacy, data monitoring, acceptable usage, proper conduct and ways to safeguard your own privacy and security.